Nov 26, 2012 12:00pm EST
in a way that human and dogs have used for centuries -- >> so we've had a lot of discussion about whether it's 5 minutes or 15 minutes or whether it's mothballs, i understood the issue to be with us under the fourth amendment whether or not it is a search for the dog to come up to the door and sniff. we're not making a judgment on the probable cause, but the ground of the decision below was this is a search when the dog sniffs. >> you need probable cause just for the dog to sniff. no, that's a absolutely right. and the dog's sniff itself clearly is not a physical invasion in the same way that looking is not a physical invasion under the common law -- >> it isn't the sniffing in the abstract, it's the sniffing at this point. the sniffing at a person's front door, right? >> well, i mean, that's true, your honor, but i think if it wasn't a search for the police officer to walk up there and sniff and report smelling live marijuana, then it wasn't a search when frankie walked up there and alerted to the presence of an illegal narcotic. >> well, i didn't say it wouldn't be a search if the polic
Nov 26, 2012 8:30am EST
enlighten us as to what went right, what went wrong. obviously, all wasn't hunky dory. there were so many people that lost power, and is that something that could not be prevented? is it something that if we changed certain things might be prevented in the future? you know, last summer a storm knocked out 911 in the east coast. these things are becoming more and more commonplace. so what a hearing would do would allow us to investigate the reliability of the communications networks and to identify and highlight the best practices and, where necessary, to address potential vulnerabilities in our communications infrastructure. so i would welcome, obviously, i want the hear what the telecommunications industry has to say, and they can help enlighten congress as to what we should be doing to prevent this from happening in the future. >> host: representative engel, have you heard back from chairman upton? >> guest: well, no, we have not, but the letter was just recently sent out, and it was sent to chairman upton and chairman walden who's the chairman on the telecommunications subcommittee. th
Nov 26, 2012 5:00pm EST
positive way. like i say, we can talk about the duck stamps. those dollars go in to be used for promoting opportunities in duck hunting. those moneys will not be going into funding the war in afghanistan. they're going to be money in basically goes out for a specific purpose. and, by the way the folks that utilize the duck stamp want this money bumped up. that's why we give the secretary its discretion. with that i yield back to the senator from alabama. the presiding officer: the clerk will report bill. the clerk: s. 2535 a bill to protect and enhance opportunities for recreational hunting and fishing and shooting and and for other purposes. the presiding officer: the senator from alabama. mr. sessions: the pending amendment 2875 offered by the senator from nevada, senator reid would cause the underlying legislation to exceed the authorizing committee's section 302-a allocations of new budget authority and outlays. therefore i raise a point of order against this measure pursuant to section 302-f of the congressional budget act of 1974. the presiding officer: the senator from montana. mr.